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Frontin (cover) by Marcos & Mia B. from The Past is Prologue LP

29 Dec

Now that the box sets for Marcos Garibay’s album, The Past is Prologue have been out for a while The Blackout Beat has begun releasing the album digitally.

This is The Blackout Beat cover / homage of Pharrell Williams’ classic hit Frontin from The Clones album.  . This song features Mia B. and Marcos Garibay over a Latin Pop beat (produced by Marcos) that pays tribute to The Neptunes through drum and guitar chords.

“The Neptunes played a huge part in inspiring Armando and I. They are part of the reason we are producers now. I always wanted to do some sort of tribute to them as a way to say thank you. Doing this cover with Mia was such a fun experience because we got to put our own twist on something that’s meant a lot to me. I hope you all enjoy our Frontin with a latin twist!”

-Marcos Garibay

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Blackout Beat Anthology Infographic Poster!

1 Oct

Here is the famous info graphic poster that is included with The Past is Prologue Album Time Capsule Box Set!  This cool info graphic outlines the entire Blackout Beat history, important projects as well as many of the ups and downs that make Armando and Marcos’ story so interesting!

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Wave 2 of Past is Prologue Time Capsule Box Sets are Here!! Order Yours Today!

30 Sep

After a long wait the second wave of Time Capsule Box Sets for Marcos Garibay’s album The Past is Prologue are now shipping!  Like the first wave, they will be going fast so be sure to order yours today!  You can order your album box set at http://www.theblackoutbeat.com/tpip.html  

And just in case you missed out on the madness that took place during the album release for The Past is Prologue, we have some more info on the box sets and the album bellow.


The Past is Prologue is the first solo effort from Blackout Beat Production Company producer and song writer Marcos Garibay. Important moments in time are colorfully painted on a Latin canvas that incorporates elements of Merengue, Bachata, Flamenco, Kizumba, 3Ball, and Dance Hall, over percussion foundations that draw inspiration from Timbaland and The Neputunes. Marcos assembled a unique and extremely talented group of musicians to help bring his vision to life: his brother Armando Garibay (the other half of The Blackout Beat) and his band The Circus House, Jillian Grutta, Felicia Gallegos Pettis, Lara Gallegos, Mia B., Emmett Arthur Collins III, and James Hurtado. The album explores the past, present and future while exposing a mainstream audience to a new fusion sound that carries The Blackout Beat’s signature. The Past is Prologue will be released as a special box set on June 28th, 2014.


The Past is Prologue Time Capsule Box Set

When you purchase The Past is Prologue Time CapsuleBox Set you get much more than the album.  Each hand assembled and uniquely numbered package contains the following in addition to a few surprises: The Past is Prologue CD, welcome letter, original lyrics, deluxe extra sized CD companion book, Blackout Anthology infographic poster, photo cards, Blackout Beat magnet, Circus House teaser, time capsule carrying case, preview of Marcos’ upcoming book and more!

And here is one of the songs from the album: Click, Click, Glow featuring The Circus House and A’Dula

Click, Click, Glow is the first single from Blackout Beat producer, song writer and artist Marcos Garibay’s album, The Past is Prologue. The Circus House (Denver’s popular Electro Pop Band) and Denver Hip Hop heavy weight A’Dula are also featured on the track.

and here is the music video for the Dance Intermission Remix.


Marcos to Teach After School Dance Club. Here are The Details.

29 Sep

Starting next Monday Marcos Garibay will be teaching his Blackout Beat Dance Club at a Commerce City elementary school, where Marcos also teaches reading to Kindergarden, 1st and 4th grade.  The class (which will take place after school, twice a week) will include a guided meditation, stretch, line dance warm up (think Cupid Shuffle) and then choreography. The club will tackle a new song chosen by Marcos and the students each week.   “As someone who grew up as a dancer in my family dance group and someone in the unique position of seeing how hard some of these young kids really have it, I can say that this is something we need.  Kids need things to pour themselves into, something that can be their escape from their own reality.  It’s my hope that I can provide this with my class.”   Said Marcos Garibay about his Blackout Beat Dance Club.


“Working on stuff for my first after school dance club that starts next week. These cool kids are gonna get very familiar with my favorite song off the new MJ record.”

As if the above description was not enough, Marcos will also be expanding the musical palate of his students at the end of each class.  “Before we end the class, as the kids drink their drinks and snack on their snacks, I will introduce them to a new genre of music or a new artists they would not typically be exposed to.  I’ve been lucky enough to grow up around all sorts of different music.  I think it has done a lot to help me creatively as a producer, song writer and artist.  I want to introduce these kids to Salsa, Bachata, Flamenco, Swing, Funk, and artist and song writers I admire.  It might also be a cool way to introduce them to new up and coming groups like the Circus House and The Past is Prologue (laughing).  ”  Said Marcos Garibay.


Marcos Working on New Projects

15 Sep


Humble beginnings of new Emmett Collins album and #ThePastIsPrologue2.  Yup, there is a part 2.  More info soon 🙂


Past is Prologue Time Capsule Album Box Sets (wave 2) Begin Shipping Aug 30th

12 Aug

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Big thanks to everyone that bought the first wave or added their names to the waiting list for wave two!  We owe our success to your love!



Wave 1 of Past is Prologue Time Capsule Box Set’s Sold Out!! Wave 2 Coming Soon!

2 Aug

We are happy to announce that we have sold out of our first wave of Past is Prologue Time Capsule Box Sets!  Since the demand high and reception has been overwhelmingly positive we will be producing a 2nd wave that should be released by the end of August.   CDs are still available for order from our website http://www.theblakoutbeat.com if you can’t handle the wait for wave two!  Here are a few pictures from some of the satisfied customers excited about their sets!

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The Past is Prologue is Now for Sale! CDs and Box Sets

1 Aug

Blackout Beat producer, song writer and artist Marcos Garibay’s long awaited album, The Past is Prologue is now available!  The album can be ordered as a CD or as a part of the limited edition “Time Capsule Box Set” which features several items packaged in a Blackout Beat box to enhance the entire listening experience.  Some of the items included in the box include original lyrics, notes, a deluxe album companion, origami figures, and a Blackout Beat magnet.

Order yours today fromhttp://theblackoutbeat.com/tpip.html

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Dance Intermission Remix Music Video!

31 Jul

Here is the second music video from The Past is Prologue!  “It’s a fun departure that was intended to be a positive mood boosting break from you day.” Said Marcos Garibay.  Stay tuned for more music videos from this album including: HolographicLove, With You, and More Than This Dance.

Pictures from The Past is Prologue Album Release Party

30 Jul

Here are a few pictures from the July 25th album release party for Marcos Garibay’s The Past is Prologue.  Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated with us!  It was a great night!

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